Uttarakhand Issues Empanelment Tender for 250 MW of Solar Projects

Oct 28, 2020 06:10 PM ET
  • The Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA) has actually invited quotes to empanel firms to create 250 MW of solar power projects.
Uttarakhand Issues Empanelment Tender for 250 MW of Solar Projects
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The projects would certainly be set up under the Mukhyamantri Saur Swarojgar Yojana. Under the program, 10,000 solar projects would be installed, as well as the optimum standard cost for a 1 kW solar power project has been established as 40,000 (~$541.04)/ kW.

The state just recently prolonged the control duration for benchmark capital costs and also common tariffs as an one-time exception. This was done for 10,000 25 kW grid-connected solar projects amounting to 250 MW that would be set up to develop income opportunities for young people who had to migrate back residence because of the COVID-19 lockdown.

The range of work includes the design, manufacture, supply, installation, screening, appointing, and maintenance of 10,000 solar energy projects under the state program.

The last date to submit the bids has been set as November 30, 2020, and also the pre-bid conference will certainly happen on November 03, 2020. The projects must be finished prior to March 31, 2022.

Interested prospective buyers will certainly have to submit an amount of 1 million (~$13,526) as the bid safety amount. An optimum capability of 25 kW will certainly be allocated to a single prospective buyer, and also the total price for the installation of a 25-kW solar power project will be 1 million (~$13,526). The projects will be allocated just to the out of work young people and low-income homeowners of the state.

Under the program, the state will give 70% of the total expense as a car loan to the successful bidder, and the staying quantity will be provided as the margin money. The lending will certainly be valid for 15 years.

The empanelled company should supply all the material within three months, and also the installation and also appointing of the project needs to not go beyond six months from the day of the concern of the work order.

To participate in the bidding process, the bidder needs to be a permanent Uttarakhand homeowner and more than 18 years of ages. Under the program, the bidder will certainly be qualified to establish a solar energy project on his personal land. Likewise, advantages will certainly be supplied to micro, little, as well as tool ventures (MSMEs).

As per the tender documents, the total solar array capacity should not be less than the allocated ability and must comprise solar crystalline modules of a minimum of 300 Wp. The component framework need to be composed of corrosion-resistant materials, better anodized light weight aluminum.

As per Mercom's Renewable Energy Regulatory Updates, UERC expanded the credibility of benchmark funding cost as well as levelized common tariffs for solar projects to March 31, 2021. The Commission had previously prolonged the benchmark capital expense's legitimacy as well as levelized common tariffs for solar projects up to September 30, 2020, back in May 2020.